Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC) is among the top five venues in the U.S., for both attendance and accolades. Every year, DPAC regularly brings in must-see Broadway shows like Hamilton and high-profile acts like Bob Dylan and Jerry Seinfeld.
Founded in 1838, Duke University is consistently ranked among the top universities in the world. It draws students and talent for both its rigorous academics and its famed NCAA-winning men's basketball team. Some of Duke's top undergraduate and graduate programs include the Fuqua School of Business, School of Law, School of Medicine, and the Sanford School of Public Policy.
A FOODIE DESTINATION
Year after year, Durham finds itself in the culinary spotlight:
“culinary destination” – The Washington Post (2017) “the foodie capital of the South” – New York Post (2016) "the South's tastiest town" – Southern Living magazine (2013) “an exciting, unexpected food hub”—The New York Times (2011) “America’s Foodiest Small Town,”— Bon Appetit magazine (2008)
Iconified in the 1988 film Bull Durham, this championship-winning minor league baseball team draws crowds throughout the summer. Couples, groups, and families arrive for a fun night out and often stay past the ninth inning for a brilliant fireworks show.
DUKE UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
Ranked among the top medical facilities in the country for its patient care, Duke University Medical Center draws top doctors and researchers from around the world.